An ice cream parlour is serving up pigs in blankets flavoured gelatoCredit: Credit: Pen News
PIGS in blankets ice cream has been launched just in time for Christmas by a trendy gelateria.
Fabio’s Gelato in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, is offering the porky treat, made with real meat served up in a Yorkshire pudding.
The ice cream parlour which counts Prem ace Jack Wilshere among its regulars, created the bizarre concoction ahead of the festive period.
It features sausage, bacon, vanilla ice cream and maple syrup, with the roast dinner staple Yorkshire pudding standing in for the cone.
Owner Fabio Vincenti, who started the business with his wife Hannah, said: “Having had bacon on pancakes and chips dunked in milkshake, we were hoping for that spectrum of flavours.
“It’s cold, sweet and creamy with a sweet and salty maple-smoked flavour, and an aftertaste of sausage pigs in blankets.
“It really works – think bacon maple pancakes. Bacon makes anything taste nice, even Brussels sprouts!”
Fabio admitted punters were sceptical before tasting his concoction adding: “There’s a huge divide before anyone tries it. We hear ‘yuck’ ‘oh my god’ and ‘no way’.
“Then when they try it their faces turn – from closed, screwed-up eyes to wide open eyes and a smile. Followed by ‘oh yeah, it *does *taste like bacon.'”
Fabio, 35, said the idea came about while trying to devise festive flavour ideas.